The inaugural fire side chat of Startup Grind Doha, features Haris Aghadi from Meddy, Haris is no stranger to the startup scene of Qatar. However what he and his team has achieved is something phenomenal, where becoming one of the first Qatari startups to reach series A level in the region, and going through the process over the years to get there.
Attend the exclusive inside story of how Haris and the Team made it. Who mentored them and who invested time and money on them. Incubation experiences Meddy had been through in the journey. Learn from someone that been through the initial process and still continuing the journey.
Meddy is the largest doctor booking platform in Qatar – with over 150,000 monthly users. It helps patients find the doctors best suited to their needs, based on a wide array of filters and reviews, and book appointments with them. Meddy currently operates in Qatar and the UAE with plans to expand to the rest of the GCC in the near future. Meddy is a 500 Startups portfolio company. They were tenth in the Forbes Middle East’s 2017 “50 Startups to Watch in the Arab World.” Meddy recently raised a $2.5 Series A round to expand further into GCC. For more information on meddy visit www.meddy.com.
Co-Founder of Meddy - a doctor discovery platform. http://meddy.co/ Obsession with Product Management, SEO and UX. Bachelors from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Systems with a minor in Business-Entrepreneurship. Occasionally blogs at https://medium.com/@haghadi
I’m a consumer internet addict with a passion for building products that solve real problems. I have special interest for content-focused products that help people make better decisions. I’ve a strong obsession for product management, SEO and startups. I rant a lot about them on my Twitter. Sometimes when I can’t rant under 140 characters, I take it to Medium and pour my heart out.
Before running Meddy. I was a confused student at CMU studying Information Systems. While studying there, I interned at Vodafone where I led an Enterprise Cloud Storage Project to help reduce data loss issues faced by lot of employees. Before that, I interned at Microsoft where I evangelized Windows 8 apps to Microsoft’s Qatar clientele.
I’m currently running Meddy - a doctor discovery platform in Qatar aimed at helping people in the region make informed health decisions. I Launched Meddy out of a course project at CMU, recruited 2 other co-founders and went from an idea to a public beta in 6 weeks. I get my hands dirty with everything including Product, SEO, Customer Acquisition, Hiring, Sales, and Fundraising.
User experience specialist and innovation consultantSee Bio
Startup Grind Doha
Agata is a user experience specialist and innovation consultant, currently working on the Digital Team at Qatar Foundation. Passionate about solving problems with design thinking, she has over 10 years of experience in designing brands and leading digital teams in Europe and the Middle East.
For the past 5 years she has been an active supporter of the European and Qatari start-up scene, acting as a mentor and prototyping trainer for Digital Incubation Center, Arab Innovation Academy, Qatar Science and Technology Park XLR8 program and Stars of Science.
Agata is also a big fan of TED, exchanging ideas and community building and she’s organized many TEDx events (as a core team member for TEDxWarsaw, TEDxWarsawPresidentialPalace & TEDxWarsawSalon).